Wednesday, January 04, 2006

World dispatch | A failure of purpose

This little article expresses gently, in Guardian-speak, what I have thought for years about aid to Africa. Bob Geldof and Bono get off on their sense of saintliness, but they - and the 40,000 western agencies now condescending to Africans with funds garnered from the well-meaning and guilt-ridden - are doing active damage. All the money spent has not improved the situation at all - except for the thieving dictators.

Guardian Unlimited | World dispatch | A failure of purpose

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